Can’t take the heat: MADCAP Theaters shut down for rest of summer

Bad news-good news, theatergoers: Phoenix New Times reports that MADCAP Theaters in Tempe has had to shut down for the second summer in a row due to air-conditioner woes. All events there through the end of summer have been scrubbed. Victor Moreno’s Cult Classics screenings, however, will continue at the Pollack Tempe Cinemas at McClintock Drive […]

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Cult Classics marks anniversary with TMNT sequel, toons and free pizza

Just because the Comic-Con craziness in San Diego will be over next week doesn’t mean the geeky fun has to stop here at home. Next Saturday, July 21, Cult Classics will celebrate one year of screenings with the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze at Tempe’s MADCAP Theatres. Vanilla Ice […]

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Stephen Furst: From Animal House to Babylon 5 and back again

Last week I wrote about the upcoming LepreCon 38, Arizona’s art-centric sci-fi and fantasy convention, taking place April 6-8 at the Tempe Mission Palms. Among the guests is former Babylon 5 actor Stephen Furst — who also is known for playing “Flounder” in National Lampoon’s Animal House. Convention staff reached out to me to share […]

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Hunger Games versus Battle Royale — fighting for originality

The anxiously anticipated film The Hunger Games hits theaters this Friday, but did you know that a long running plagiarism controversy surrounds the young adult story about teens battling each other to the death in a live television show? Many believe that the book by Suzanne Collins (and the upcoming movie) was at least partially ripped-off […]

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‘Cult Classics’ is BACK…to the Future

It was heartbreaking to see Mesa’s retro grindhouse theater, The Royale, close its doors at the end of 2011, but as the old saying goes, “The show must go on!” Local artist, film buff and Royale associate Victor Moreno has taken that adage to heart and will be continuing to showcase genre favorites with his Cult Classics screenings now showing at the MADCAP Theater in Tempe.

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